War Clouds

Trump: There Is Absolutely A Chance We Could End Up In A “Major, Major Conflict” With North Korea

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval …

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Nikki Haley On Possible US Strike On North Korea: We’ll Act If Kim Jong-Un Gives Us A Reason To Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, suggested the White House might consider military retaliation if North Korea’s leader fails to stand down from its aggressive military posture. “We are not going to do anything unless he gives us a reason to do something, so our goal is not to start a fight,” she said …

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North Korea Warns Of “Super Mighty Preemptive Strike” That Will Reduce American Mainland To Ashes [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The North Korean government, via a state-run newspaper, warned of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” against the U.S. that would reduce both its military forces in South Korea and the American mainland “to ashes,” according to a Reuters report published Thursday. “In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not …

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Pence Warns North Korea: Our Sword Stands Ready

The Telegraph reports: Mike Pence, the US vice president, fired another clear shot across North Korea’s bow on Wednesday, warning that Washington’s “shield stands guard and sword stands ready”. Speaking to more than 2,500 US and Japanese military personnel on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan as it was moored in the US naval base at Yokosuka, 50 …

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Trump Returns North Korea’s Saber Rattling [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Speaking exclusively to “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, the commander-in-chief hinted at his own growing frustration with dictator Kim Jong Un, and indicated he won’t appease the tyrant’s continued saber rattling. “I don’t want to telegraph what I’m doing or what I’m thinking … we’ll see what happens,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “I hope things work …

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North Korea Taunts Trump With Vow Of “All Out War” If US Takes Military Action, Promises Weekly Missile Tests

The BBC reports: North Korea will continue to test missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the US, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth. He said that an “all out war” would …

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Pence Heads To South Korea Amid Nuclear Fears While Trump Heads To Mar-A-Lago’s Yummy Chocolate Cake

CNN reports: Amid increasing tension with North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea Saturday, on a scheduled trip as part of his first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region. The trip comes at a critical moment for the Trump administration and US allies, after escalated posturing from North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and growing concerns …

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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Says Trump’s Tweets Are Fueling A “Vicious Cycle” Of Nuclear Tensions

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s tweets are adding fuel to a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own. …

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Pentagon Warns Of Preemptive Strike On North Korea If They Appear Ready For Nuclear Weapons Test

NBC News reports: The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to …

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Trump Reacts With Bluster After North Korea Warns Of Nuclear Attack Over Approaching Navy Strike Force

Reuters reports: North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike as a U.S. Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction …

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Stocks Slide Over South Korean Report That China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korean Border

NASDAQ.com reports: The benchmark averages have surrendered earlier gains on news that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia. The reports caused the S&P 500 to falter at trendline resistance at 2,370 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall back to support at the 50-day moving average. …

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Lindsey Graham: Bashar Assad Is Telling Trump “F You” By Using The Airbase That Was Just Bombed [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Syrian President Bashar Assad is telling President Donald Trump “F you” by still flying military aircraft from the base the United States tomahawk missiles struck on Thursday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday morning. Following reports of a chemical attack in Syria, the U.S. military bombed a regime airbase in Homs on Thursday. Since the bombing, Syrian …

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McMaster Defends Deploying Carrier Group To North Korea: Trump Wants “Full Range Of Options” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday said defended the decision for a Carrier strike group to head toward the Korean Peninsula. “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?” McMaster said on “Fox News Sunday.” “North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear capable …

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NORTH KOREA: Official Declares Trump’s “Reckless” Strike On Syria Justifies Their Nuclear Weapons

NBC News reports: North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria. The North called the airstrikes “absolutely unpardonable” and said they prove its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington’s “evermore reckless moves for a war.” The comments were …

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